LATEST NEWS IN NIGERIA THIS AFTERNOON, SATURDAY, 2/1/2021

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Good afternoon and welcome to Brainnews latest news updates for this afternoon, Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Below are all the latest news you need to read this afternoon;

1. Police Rescue Kidnapped Catholic Bishop Moses Chikwe, Driver In Imo

Gunmen Kidnap 5 Benue Revenue Staff

It would be recalled that the Auxiliary Bishop was kidnapped together with his driver, Robert on December 27.

In a statement by the Command’s PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, the hoodlums also on the day went ahead to kidnap one Chioma Stephenie Ekwedike aged 33yrs at Imo Housing Estate Umuguma, Owerri West LGA in front of her residence. CONTINUE READING..

2. Federal Govt Releases Fresh Guidelines For Stolen SIM Cards Replacement

Federal Govt Releases Fresh Guidelines For Stolen SIM Cards Replacement

The Federal government has released fresh guidelines for the replacement of SIM cards that are damaged, stolen or lost as part of efforts to tidy up the processes of obtaining fresh cards.

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As reported by The Nation, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economic, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami approved the new guidelines following the recommendation of a Ministerial Task Force on issues relating to the telecom industry and National Identity Numbers. CONTINUE READING..

3. Abia State Govt Approves Reopening Of Schools In The State

The Abia State Government has approved the reopening of schools in the State.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the reopening of all schools in the state on Monday, January 11, for the continuation of the first term of 2020/2021 academic session. CONTINUE READING..

4. Niger Delta Fishermen Urge Federal Govt To Avert Another Lockdown

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Niger Delta Fishermen Urge Federal Govt To Avert Another Lockdown

The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has urged the Federal Government to leverage its successes in containing the COVID-19 pandemic to avert another lockdown in the country this year.

ARFAN equally appealed to the government to prevail on Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) to pay the $3.6 billion fine imposed by the oil industry regulators over the 2011 Bonga oilfield spill. CONTINUE READING..

5. Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid Makes Peace In Ghana Following Misunderstanding

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid Makes Peace In Ghana Following Misunderstanding

Following the alleged fight that erupted between Nigeria’s biggest stars, Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid, in Ghana, the trio seem to have found peace in the gold coast, The Nation can confirmed.

The superstars appeared to have found peace individually as they enjoyed their holiday in Ghana. CONTINUE READING..

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6. The Current Situation Of Nigerian Universities After ASUU Strike

The Current Situation Of Nigerian Universities After ASUU strike

After nine months of ditching work, lecturers on the platform of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended their strike last Wednesday, 23rd December. But it was not all-clear yet for industrial temper in the tertiary sector: the union warned its members would head back to the trenches without notice if government fails to meet its obligations under the new pact reached with them. CONTINUE READING..

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